N-nitrosodimethylamine in Spanish beers.

TitleN-nitrosodimethylamine in Spanish beers.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsIzquierdo-Pulido, M, Barbour, JF, Scanlan, RA
JournalFood Chem Toxicol
Date Published1996 Mar
KeywordsBeer, Carcinogens, Dimethylnitrosamine, Food Contamination, Spain

A survey of 21 beers produced in Spain during 1994 was conducted to assess contamination with volatile N-nitrosamines. N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), the only volatile N-nitrosamine detected, was found in 52% of Spanish beers at or above the detection level (0.05 microgram/kg). The mean NDMA level for all samples was 0.11 microgram/kg, and the range was from not detected to 0.55 microgram/kg. No differences in the NDMA content were observed between the different beer types. Individual daily intake of NDMA may reach up to 0.021 microgram/person/day for Spanish people.

Alternate JournalFood Chem. Toxicol.
PubMed ID8621112